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Archive for January, 2015

Drunk drivers injure nearly 300,000 people every year and kill over 10,000 victims. Drunk driving accidents can occur at any time and to anyone – including celebrities. While some celebrities are responsible for horrific DUI accidents, other celebrities are mere victims. In 2014, there were several celebrity DUI accidents, including the following:
  • In late September, 2014, Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini were in Lopez’s Rolls Royce, stopped at a Malibu traffic light when a pickup truck hit the car from behind. Lopez’s six-year old twins and Remini’s ten-year old daughter were in the backseat. The stars and their children were on the way to a Demi Lovato concert. Neither Lopez nor Remini were seriously injured in the crash; however, Robert John Reitz was later charged with DUI in relation to the crash. Reitz was charged with a misdemeanor for operating a vehicle with a .08 BAC, and if found guilty, he could face six months in jail and $1,000 fine.
  • In January, 2014, MMA Champion, Tito Ortiz smashed his 2012 Porsche near the Santa Monica Blvd and Sepulveda. Ortiz was heading north when he lost control of the Porsche, colliding into the center median strip. Two people were in the car with him, and while all escaped serious injury, Ortiz blew a 0.12% on a breathalyzer test—1.5 times the legal limit. Ortiz—who holds the UFC light heavyweight champion title—had reportedly been partying at the Playboy Mansion prior to the accident. Ortiz easily met the requirement of a $15,000 bond.
  • “Survivor” star, Jessica Kiper was arrested for drunk driving in New Orleans on January 11, 2014. Kiper apparently rear-ended a car in front of a Baton Rouge high school. Once police placed Kiper under arrest and put her in the back of the police car, she reportedly snapped a selfie of herself, sharing it on Instagram. Kiper made the top three on Survivor: Gabon, then was a contestant on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Later, Kiper appeared on Celebrity Rehab, and acted on Gilmore Girls prior to joining the cast of Survivor.
  • Chris Kattan, former comedian on Saturday Night Live was arrested in February 2014, after an accident in Encino, CA. Kattan crashed his car into a Department of Transportation vehicle on the 101 freeway in the San Fernando Valley. The accident occurred just after 1:00 a.m. Kattan was sentenced to a mandatory 12-step program, DUI classes and a number of fines. Kattan was reportedly weaving back and forth across the roadway at relatively slow speeds, then crossed into a closed area, striking the DOT vehicle.
  • In early December, a drunk driver sideswiped actress Megan Fox and actor Brian Austin Green. The couple were on Mulholland Drive, in a Range Rover when another driver struck their vehicle. The driver reportedly had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. There were no serious injuries resulting from the collision.
Although celebrities may differ in many ways, when they are involved in an accident, they must go through the same things as anyone else. Despite their celebrity status, if they were injured through the negligence of another, it is just as important they call an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorney will then protect the rights of the injured celebrity, ensuring they receive an equitable settlement. Unfortunately, when alcohol and drugs are involved in a car accident, police officials are often more preoccupied in the criminal aspects of the crime. As such, you need an attorney on your side that will fight for your rights to receive the compensation you need to recover. Your attorney may need to obtain the BAC results and any other evidence that the negligent driver was impaired at the time of the crash.

Denver Car Accident Lawyer

denver personal injury attorney john fullerIf a drunk driver has injured you or someone you love, contact the Denver Law Firm of John R. Fuller today. He has the knowledge and experience needed to fight aggressively for your rights to maximum compensation after a DUI accident. For a free initial consultation contact the Denver Law Firm of John R. Fuller, P.C. today at 303-597-4500 or through our website at www.personalinjuryco.com/contact-us
Sometimes when people experience low impact car accident injuries, where their vehicle sustains little or no damage, they aren’t sure what to do. They are often afraid that their insurance company will deny their injury claim. However, the amount of damage sustained by the vehicle is not necessarily indicative of the severity of injuries sustained by the occupants of the vehicle.